Featured in Art et Poésie de Touraine’s Autumn 2023 Issue

Mary was honored to have been invited to write a biographical sketch for the Autumn 2023 issue of Art et Poésie de Touraine‘s quarterly magazine, which is now in print. The article, which was written in English by Mary and translated into French by the magazine, discusses Mary’s synesthetic composition process, as well as her time in France for the second edition of the “Rencontres Poétiques” international concert series in October 2022.

You can read a scanned copy of the article (in French) by visiting the following link:

Founded in 1955, and publishing a quarterly magazine since 1958, Art et Poésie de Touraine has as its mission statement “to promote the arts – most especially poetry, painting and the visual arts – and poets and artists. The association also aims to encourage new creative vocations and to facilitate apprenticeships. Finally, it is a point of connection between poets and artists, particularly through the various meetings and events that it organizes.”

Thank you so much to Art et Poésie de Touraine President Nicole Lartigue for inviting Mary to pen this article, and to the kind translators at the magazine for creating the French-language version. Merci beaucoup!

Video + Blog Interview With Mount Auburn Cemetery For New “Meet the Artists” Series

(Video by Corinne Elicone for Mount Auburn Cemetery)

Thank you so much to the historic Mount Auburn Cemetery for interviewing Mary as part of their new “Meet the Artists” video and blog series!

In the video above, created by Corinne Elicone, Mary discusses some of her favorite moments from her 2016-2017 composer residency at Mount Auburn Cemetery, as well as the profound impact that the Mount Auburn Cemetery artist-in-residency program has had on her career.

There is also a bonus blog post created by Jennifer Johnston that features some additional interview Q&A’s not included in the video, which you can view right here:

Mary looks forward to returning to Mount Auburn on September 23rd and 24th, 2023 for a concert series featuring current composer-in-residence Eden Rayz and 2022-2023 composer-in-residence Ira Klein — ticket information will be announced soon! Until then, you can read a bit more about this concert HERE.

Thank you so much to Mount Auburn Cemetery for inviting Mary to take part in this wonderful interview and residency, and wishing everyone a beautiful end to your summer!

Featured in National Geographic’s “The Brain” Special Issue, Published on June 10th 2022


Mary is honored to be featured in National Geographic‘s “The Brain”, a new special edition of the magazine by science journalist Julia Sklar published on June 10th, 2022. In the article entitled “The Language of Synesthesia”, you can find information on Mary and her synesthetic composing style, including details on her two-year composer residency at Mount Auburn Cemetery of Cambridge, MA.


The article also contains several photos, including a gorgeous still by photographer Jonathan Beckley of Mary performing during 2019’s “Synesthesia Suite: Live” concert (in partnership with the Museum of Science Boston, Neoperceptions, and SciHub), featuring Neoperception’s breathtaking fiber-optic garments and dome visuals for the song “Lyra“; as well of some photos Mary took of her synesthetic composing tools (including her colored-in sheet music and favorite collection of synesthesia-hued pencils!).


Although not currently available to read online, you can obtain a print edition of the magazine via your local newsstand, or online retailers such as Amazon.


Thank you so much to Ms. Sklar and National Geographic for including Mary in this wonderful article and issue!


(Update 09/17/22: now that this Special Issue is no longer available on newsstands, you can read the passage from the article that discusses Mary’s synesthesia right here.)

Interviewed for the November 2021 Issue of BBC Music Magazine

( Photo credit: page previews from the BBC Music website )

Mary is honored to have been interviewed for the November 2021 issue of BBC Music Magazine, as part of journalist Brian Wise’s new article about classical music in cemeteries. Entitled “A grave concern”, the article includes a passage detailing Mary’s two-year composer residency at the historic Mount Auburn Cemetery of Cambridge, MA, USA; as well as a photo of her performing with the wonderful Planetary Quartet during a Mount Auburn pop-up concert in the summer of 2016.

“A grave concern” features interviews with several other musical artists as well as cemetery specialists, including Mount Auburn Cemetery’s Director of Education and Visitor Services, Jessica Bussmann.

BBC Music Magazine can be found in-store at retailers such as Barnes and Noble, as well as via digital magazine subscription services such as Readly and Kindle Unlimited.

Thank you so much to Mr. Wise and BBC Music for including Mary in this fantastic article and issue!

(Update 01/01/21: now that the November 2021 issue is no longer in print, you can read the passage from the article that features Mary’s Mount Auburn Cemetery Residency right here.)

Featured in new synesthesia article on TIDAL

Greetings all and wishing everyone good health and safety. 💕💕💕

Mary is honored to be featured in a new article on the TIDAL blog today entitled “Chords Become Colors: Inside Synesthesia”, alongside fellow musical synesthetes such as the amazing CHIKA, Andy Partridge, and Eric Slick. You can read the full article here:

Thank you so much to author Morgan Enos and TIDAL for including Mary in this wonderful piece!

Hugs to one and all, and hope to see you all again soon! 💕💕💕

Interview with Mass Cultural Council for ArtSake Blog

Mary is honored to have been interviewed by the Massachusetts Cultural Council for their ArtSake blog! In this post for MCC’s nano-interview series; Mary chats about synesthesia, upcoming musical projects, and her favorite (and least favorite!) seasons of the year. Check out the interview right here!:

Thank you so much to the MCC for this wonderful interview series!

(PS – The Sept 2 concert preview for Mary’s new opera, The Memoirs of Antonina, is almost here! Click here for full info as well as tickets!: )